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OLPH, LSUMC present Gospel Mass
Lyttleton Street UMC
Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden

Lyttelton Street UnitedMethodist (UMC) and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic (OLPH) churches will present the second of two ecumenical choral concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Catholic church, 1709 Lyttleton St., in Camden.

The concert, along with one presented March 3, are part of Lyttleton Street UMC’s “Concerts for Missions” series.

Sunday’s free concert will combine the two churches’ music ministries with professional vocal soloists and instrumentalists from the University of South Carolina’s School of Music, and will feature more than 60 musicians.

The concert is free, but reservations are strongly encouraged. Call OLPH at (803) 432-6131 to reserve seats for Sunday’s concert.

The centerpiece of the concert program is Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, composed for choir, soprano and tenor soloists; piano; percusson; and bass. The musical style is American Blues-Gospel. Lyttelton Street UMC Director of Music Jason Brown will conduct. Billy Shepherd, pastoral minister of music at OLPH, and Ike Pitts, Lyttelton Street UMC organist, will be featured on solo pieces as well.

Soprano Shanelle Woods and tenor Johnnie Felder will also be featured.

A free-will offering will be received to benefit OLPH’s “Renovate, Renew and Rejoice” capital campaign to refurbish the church buildings.